UltraFloor gets an ‘A’ for effort at Derbyshire school

Commercial flooring specialists, Shire Flooring, have used UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer and Level IT Two to complete an extensive flooring project at Swanwick School and Sports College.


Swanwick School and Sports College have extended their outstanding premises to include a new educational block. To install the various floor coverings, experienced flooring specialists, Shire Flooring, used UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer and Level IT Two.

The Challenge

Before any levelling could commence, the team at Shire Flooring identified that they would be working on a calcium sulphate screed – a notoriously difficult substrate to work with. With that in mind, UltraFloor’s Area Sales Manager, Mark Berry and Technical Training and Site Manager, Martin Pouncey, visited the site to carry out extensive moisture testing to ensure the moisture level was below 75% RH.

The Solution

To ensure an accurate moisture reading, the laitance was grinded off the surface of the screed. Once the correct moisture levels had been achieved, priming could commence.

Formulated to promote adhesion to all UltraFloor smoothing underlayments, Prime IT Multi-surface Primer reduces pinholing, minimising the risk of costly failures. With a coverage rate of 150m² at 3:1 dilution and a second coat at 1:1, Prime IT multi-surface Primer is a must-have product for all flooring installation projects.

After the screed had been primed and fully dried, Level IT Two was applied across the new building.

There are many reasons why Level IT Two has become UltraFloor’s most popular floor leveller. Its exceptional flow characteristics make it a very easy material to apply to a variety of subfloors in both commercial and domestic flooring projects. Its low odour formulation means this fantastic all-rounder leveller is equally suited to confined areas, proving particularly popular in the education, health and hospitality sectors.

With a set time of 2.5 hours, Level IT Two can receive bonded floor coverings after just 8 hours, making it an ideal choice for projects with a tight deadline. What’s more, because Level IT Two is available as a two component system, it takes the guesswork out of mixing, reducing site errors and guaranteeing a perfect application every time.

After just a few hours, the various floor coverings were then installed across a number of classrooms, corridors and toilets.


The project completed on time and the pupils and staff at Swanwick School and Sports College are now able to enjoy their new facilities.

To find out more about UltraFloor’s range of expert subfloor preparation materials, please contact their team of product experts by emailing ultrafloor@instarmac.co.uk or calling 01827 254402.

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Products used

Prime IT Multi-surface Primer

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Level IT Two

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Large County Council

For the last 18 months we have fully adopted a HAPAS approved reinstatement system for ironwork and we have had no failures at all. As a result of this, we have also now upgraded the County’s Code of Practice for Ironwork so that the use of HAPAS & CD534 materials are specified.

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